LIVABLE & CULTURAL
LOW COST OF DOING BUSINESS
17 MINUTE COMMUTE
LARGE LABOR SHED
With �ve higher education institutions, the region has a combined average annual enrollment of 26,000 and graduates 5,000 students each year.
Sleep in and enjoy your co�ee at home, whether in the city, a farm or on the lake, within 17 minutes you’ll be to work.
From our vibrant cultural and arts scene to outdoor activities galore, Greater Mankato has it all. Our people are warmly welcoming, the cost of living is lower than the national average and health care providers are world renowned.
How can we �t them all on here? #3 on Forbes 2014 Best Small Places for Business and Careers, #1 GDP growth in the State of MN, 8th in the Nation for best place for work-life balance....
The cost of doing business is 11% below the national average. We are proud to have the 5th lowest cost of doing business in the upper midwest.
We o�er abundant existing suppliers and complimentary industries, with a particulary strong presence in metal, power generation, and electronics manufacturing as well as printing, limestone and sand mining, agriculture and food.
We are located just 60 minutes south of MSP, at the con�uence of two four lane highways, 169/60 and 14. The region boasts a regional airport as well as train service. We serve as a regional hub for health care, education, retail, agriculture and industry across Southern MN.
The MSA o�ers a population of 98,600, factor in our large labor shed, and we have a workforce of more than 250,000 within a 60 minute commute.
With record numbers of projects and dollars invested and committed for 2014-15, our marketplace has been noticed and continues to be seen as a solid investment.
Our economic strength and stability stem largely from our diversi�cation. The region is comprised of 36% primary economy, 53% professional/ser- vice economy and 11% retail/ consumer economy.
*more information, including data sources are available online at greatermankato.com/topten
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